It is the purpose of the Division of Private Occupational Schools to provide standards for and to foster and improve private occupational schools and their educational services and to protect the citizens of this state against fraudulent or substandard private occupational schools.  In order to accomplish this, we expend many of our resources conducting site visits at existing and potential schools as well as regularly scheduled board meetings.  This means there are times when staff members may not be in the office, and therefore may not be able to meet in person if you have not scheduled an appointment in advance. Please contact us at our main number, 303-862-3001, and you will be directed to the appropriate staff member to address your questions and concerns via telephone or to schedule an appointment.

Chief Occupational Education Officer:

Ms. Lorna A. Candler

Deputy Director / Compliance Officer:

Ms. Mary Kanaly

Compliance Investigator:

Mr. Bradlee Uyemura

Program Specialists:

Ms. Carrie Harding

Ms. April Cordova

Ms. Rachel Acosta

Mr. Jonathan Rendon

Assistant Program Specialist:

Ms. Bernadette Esquibel